Due to the importance of the practical application of all subjects in the curriculum of nutrition and dietetics department in Cihan university-Erbil. On 12th of April 2021, third stage students in Nutrition and Dietetics department had done a practical activity under the supervision of their lecturer Dr. Qais Abdulla. The activity was designing an animal study which is related to toxicology and anti-toxicant in food and food toxicants. The activity was conducted after the opening of the animals house which provided the students with all the facilities and necessary equipment for doing the scientific experiments.
The students were informed of how to deal with lab animals and how to manage and organize the animal lab. They were also introduced to the optimal conditions for the animals, their food, their cages and the ethical issue regarding the animal sample to achieve the most accurate results.
Such an activity can increase the students’ knowledge and awareness in the scientific methodology to be able to establish a scientific research in pre and post graduated levels.